Villa Petrolea - an expensive oasis
A harsh climate and many diseases claimed victims among Branobel’s employees in Baku. In 1882, Ludvig Nobel decided to improve the conditions for the Northerners and started construction of Villa Petrolea – a residential district for the company’s... Read more
The dream of a small paradise...
On 24 September 1884, Ludvig Nobel writes a letter to his daughter, Anna. He is happy about the acclaim he has received for his own endeavours to create a good life for his employees in the "Villa Petrolia" residential suburb. But the water needed to... Read more
The Untold History of Villa Petrolea
Many untold stories are hidden among the more than nine thousand records of the Nobel company’s activities in the archives in Azerbaijan. Read more